Validator Guidelines

Please review the Validator Guidelines (PDF – 332 KB) for more information.

The Co-Curricular Record (CCR) has been created so that students can officially document all of their non-academic, extra-curricular involvement, such as volunteer work, athletics, awards, and other leadership activities.

Please note that activity for which a student was paid or received academic credit can be documented on their Co-Curricular Record (CCR) with the exception of elected student government positions.

There are seven (7) categories of activities which are eligible:

Student Leadership (i.e. executive positions in student government, campus societies, or athletics, Residence Assistant or Don)
Varsity Athletics Participation (i.e. team member)
Student Club/Society Involvement (i.e. member)
Student Awards (Awards excluding Scholarships awarded by the university scholarship committee due to the fact that those scholarships will be documented on the Academic Transcript.)
Professional Development (training outside of class – i.e. First Aid/CPR certification, non-violent crisis intervention, conference attendance and conference presentations)
Volunteer work (on-campus or off-campus)

Global Engagement: A: on-campus: involvement in Buddy Program, fundraising for international development cause; off-campus/Canada: intercultural competency training, volunteer work with Immigration Settlement Association Nova Scotia (ISANS) or similar NGOs in other provinces, C: off-campus/abroad: international volunteer activities through NGOs or church, international conference attendance and conference presentations)

Also, a student must have their participation validated before it can be placed on their CCR. Each department must have a designated validator to confirm which students are taking part in their activities. Validators must be a university staff or faculty member for on-campus activities or a staff member of a recognized organization in the case of off-campus volunteer work or professional development activities.

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